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Accident Lawyer in Wicker Park, IL

Accident Lawyer in Wicker Park, IL. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Wicker Park, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional accident is an unexpected shock that changes your life forever. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, Illinois law allows you to make a claim to hold the person accountable and to be compensated for your damages. Whether or not the other person meant to hurt you, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an exceptional Wicker Park, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will ensure you are made whole again by getting the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until justice is served.

Begin your journey to a full recovery right away. With your life at risk, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and guidance to get you the highest available settlement and reduce your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's Wicker Park, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most convenient for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Wicker Park, IL

If you were injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Wicker Park, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, you will be fortunate enough to receive a legitimate settlement offer from the insurance company on your own. But far too often the insurance company pulls tricks in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Wicker Park, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Wicker Park, IL attorneys and paralegals that will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Wicker Park, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a reasonable settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Wicker Park, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Wicker Park, IL right away. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists more than a couple of days after the accident
  • your injuries call for medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • you do not know who the responsible party is, such as in a hit-and-run scenario
  • there are multiple parties or multiple arguments about the events of the accident, making liability complicated
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be liable, such as road repair issues, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

In any accident, if you are unsure about any aspects of the law, your case or what the insurance company is telling you, it is always best to be safe and talk to an injury lawyer in Wicker Park, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an experienced Wicker Park, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not agree to work as your injury attorney unless we know we can add value to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Wicker Park, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Wicker Park, IL goes all in on your case and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to shape an infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Wicker Park, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will begin working on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Acquire medical bills, police reports and other important documents
  • Determine and prove negligence
  • Work with medical and economic experts to properly value the amount of compensation you are owed
  • Offer sound, personal and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Take the case to trial when necessary

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any accident, but to legally demand a recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Wicker Park, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to build your case and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Wicker Park, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four necessary elements in your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: There was a relationship through which the defendant owed you a duty of care. This is implied in auto accident claims, as all motorists by default are required to act in a way that prevents putting others in harm's way. In a slip and fall case, the owner of the property has a duty of care to legal visitors to post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty: Your lawyer then must prove that the defendant was negligent and breached their duty of care to you. There are many examples of negligence, which can take the form of both actions and failures to act. Failing to yield the right of way or choosing to speed are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In a slip and fall accident, failing to de-ice the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This connects the dots. Your injury lawyer has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, which means that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a claim, minimized by your amount of fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. So in proving causation, you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if they were not the sole cause of the accident. If the other driver in a car accident is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you suffered damages, or losses, as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible expenses like treatment bills and loss of income as well as intangible costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call the Wicker Park area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Wicker Park, IL, we never rest until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

Wicker Park, Illinois Auto Accident Lawyer

The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that over half of personal injury cases were motor vehicle claims. The Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/) stipulates that "every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care" to others on the Wicker Park and Illinois roadways. If you are injured because of a driver's negligent or reckless actions, you are owed damages. Every Burger Law Wicker Park-based Illinois accident lawyer has seen every type of auto accident and knows how to get you a full financial recovery. Below are the most common types of claims our accident lawyer team in Wicker Park, IL see.

Car Accident Lawyer in Wicker Park, IL

Crashes between passenger vehicles - such as cars, minivans, pick-up trucks and SUVs - are by far the most common type of motor vehicle accident. In 2019, passenger vehicle occupants accounted for 62 percent of all deaths in fatal crashes.

Some of the most common types of car accidents our accident lawyers work with in Wicker Park, IL are:

Whatever the specific circumstances and causes of your car accident injuries, we know how car accident claims work. Our accident lawyer team inWicker Park, IL reviews every piece of evidence, including witness testimony, surveillance footage and photographs from the accident scene. Once we determine who is liable for your injuries, we will aggressively and tenaciously work to get you justice and make sure they are held accountable.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Wicker Park, IL

Motorcycle drivers are at an especially high-risk for injury in an accident due to motorcycles' lack of stability and protection. Despite only accounting for 0.6 percent of miles driven by all vehicles, they accounted for 14% of all fatalities and 3% of injuries in motor vehicle crashes. While certain safety measures like wearing a helmet can substantially reduce the risk of injury or death, you cannot help it when other Wicker Park and Illinois drivers break the rules. If a reckless or negligent driver caused you injury, call the Wicker Park, IL accident lawyers of Burger Law today. We have seen firsthand the devastation that a motorcycle accident can have on Wicker Park, IL individuals and families, and know exactly how to get you maximum compensation for all of your damages.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Wicker Park, IL

Truck accidents also present higher risk for those on the Wicker Park, IL roads. Trucks weigh 20-30 pounds heavier than passenger vehicles and can take 20-40 percent longer to stop. That means they exert a much higher amount of force in collisions and truck drivers have much less time to react. There may be nothing more dangerous on the Wicker Park, IL roads than an 18-wheeler that is unfit to be driven or a truck driver who is not currently fit to drive. They are often part of multi-vehicle accidents which can make investigating them complicated. Your Wicker Park-based Illinois accident lawyer may find that several parties are liable, including:

  • The truck driver or another driver for driver error, such as distracted driving or not accounting for weather conditions.
  • The trucking company for not properly maintaining the truck, not performing inspections, negligent hiring practices or forcing their drivers to drive longer than the hours of service regulations allow.
  • The manufacturer for not safely designing the truck or not recalling a defective part.
  • The shipping company for improperly loading cargo.

Whatever the cause of your truck accident, you can be sure Burger Law's Illinois accident lawyer team in Wicker Park has seen it before. We will make sure each and every liable party takes responsibility for all of your damages to secure you a full financial recovery.

Bus Accident Lawyer in Wicker Park, IL

While rare, bus accidents are similar to truck accidents in that they can cause a lot of damage and there are special rules that go with driving them. Like truck accidents, you can sue the driver of the bus, the bus company, the manufacturer or, in some cases a Wicker Park, IL or Illinois governmental entity. For example, if your child was hurt in a school bus accident, your Illinois accident lawyer in Wicker Park may be able to help you make a claim against a public school district if the crash was caused by a snowstorm and they should have canceled school.

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Work with a Winning Accident Lawyer

Our Wicker Park, IL accident lawyers have brought hundreds of accident victims in Wicker Park and across Illinois more than $170 million in compensation for a wide variety of accidents. We have expertise, knowledge and resources to help you get justice in any kind of accident case in the Wicker Park, IL area, including:

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though the majority of Wicker Park, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Every Burger Law Wicker Park-based Illinois accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience you look for in an attorney for a personal injury claim.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured due to another person's negligent behaivor you should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Wicker Park, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Wicker Park, IL Accident

The preeminent charge of your Wicker Park, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again through a superb settlement that restores you from all the ways in which the accident has cost you. You did not deserve to be injured and it is certainly not right that you should have to pay the price of the liable party's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you have the right to receive full compensation for your damages after you are subjected to damages because of another person's irresponsible actions. While you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Wicker Park, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Wicker Park, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Wicker Park, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for how much your accident injury claim is worth by using our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a Wicker Park, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Receive the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving all the medical care you need. That means getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and taking an active role in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting disability, and what it will take for you to reach your maximum medical recovery when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is finding an accident lawyer in Wicker Park, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Wicker Park, IL area to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. You need an accident lawyer in Wicker Park, IL that you trust and who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your homework before hiring an accident lawyer, including learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a great Wicker Park, IL accident lawyer such as one of the lawyers of Burger Law, you are no longer in the fight alone; you have an advocate in your fight for a full recovery. Your biggest charge is working with your lawyer and following their counsel. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Wicker Park, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the liable party failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and this negligence led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving a great settlement all comes down to your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Wicker Park, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment you receive for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are resolved relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others are resolved in mediation, and some go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to trial. With years of experience and hundreds of victims' lives restored, your Burger Law accident lawyer is equipped to fight for you and represent you ferociously in trial if that is what it takes to get you a full recovery.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to receive medical care and speak to an accident lawyer in Wicker Park, IL right away. Work with a lawyer from a respected Wicker Park, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of earning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Wicker Park, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case for free and will meet with you to understand the details of your case — and determine whether you have a claim that requires the representation of an accident lawyer — before you decide to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with an Experienced Wicker Park, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, there is no time to waste. You have limited time to file for a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every second counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the more effectively they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and accomplished Wicker Park, IL accident lawyers tenatiously represent you every step of the way. You do not have to shoulder the burden of an injury claim alone. You deserve the quailty legal representation of a Burger Law accident lawyer that is necessary to get a complete recovery. If you have been injured in a Wicker Park, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Wicker Park, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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